Close Knit Community Tree Dedications, 2016

The Celebration Tree 2016. Each person’s dedication is displayed on the tree at Abergavenny Museum and Castle and on one of the trees at the meadow.
Photo credit: Alan Underwood.



The Close-Knit Community Tree has arrived! In the early hours of Sunday 17th July, a group of slightly nutty volunteers were busy yarn bombing a cluster of trees in Linda Vista Gardens, Abergavenny Castle and Museum, and the meadows, site of the National Eisteddfod 2016.

The knitted and crocheted squares were made by supporters with a connection to Abergavenny and women from Zimele’s Fairtrade craft groups in Swayimane, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The project was conceived as part of the ongoing link between both communities.

The Mayor of Abergavenny, Councillor Chris Woodhouse ‘opened’ the tree after a few words from Zimele’s Rebecca Hands.





The Close-Knit Community Tree 2016


In celebration of all the special and wonderful people in our lives:

  • John Ackroyd
  • Ken Ackroyd
  • Bianca Allan
  • Anna
  • Avon ac Ania
  • Bama
  • Colin Bartlett
  • Beca
  • Bernard
  • Beryl
  • Nain a Taid Bici
  • Basil Dyer Board
  • David Bowie
  • Doris Brunt
  • Jack Brunt
  • Stephen Brunt
  • Sybil Burton
  • Abuela Carmen
  • Children Everywhere
  • Cisca
  • Owain Cleaver
  • Robert Clode
  • Christine Coleman
  • Michael Thomas Coleman
  • Saffron Corsé Mrva
  • Giles P Croft
  • Daddo
  • Debra- Penblwydd Hapus
  • Kieran Dymond
  • For Cats Everywhere
  • Keith Francis
  • Tony Francis
  • Stanley Gass
  • Adam Gilchrist
  • Adele Griffiths
  • Sylvia Griffiths
  • Gwenllian Ag Edwards
  • Jeff Hands
  • Beti Harris
  • I Fy Man a Dad. Diolch am bopeth, Neil.
  • Ifan Lewis James
  • Paul Jenner
  • Jenni Jones
  • Laurie Jones
  • Jenny Knowlden
  • Esyllt Llŷr
  • Siôn Llŷr
  • Mam a Dad
  • Nelson Mandela
  • MArin & Vessa
  • Max Mayho
  • Zack Mayho
  • Linda Murley
  • Jim Ostler
  • Yvonne Piñón-Hutt
  • Mauricijus Prapiestis
  • The Artist FKA Prince
  • John Randall
  • Nancy Reading
  • David Salter
  • Sarah Smith
  • Kathy Storey
  • Dawn Strohmer
  • Cyril Tyson
  • John Tyson
  • Vaughan Williams
  • Michael 'Woody' Wood
  • Victoria Wood
  • Jean Woodhouse


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